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Chief Medical Officer - Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

UCLA Health
90001, Los Angeles
Closing date
Feb 27, 2022
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Chief Medical Officer – Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

UCLA Health now seeks nominations and applications for the Chief Medical Officer of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

Reporting to the Chief Medical and Quality Officer of UCLA Health, in collaboration with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry/Director of the Semel Institute, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital serves as a key senior leader, leading the hospital’s quality improvement and patient safety efforts, with the goal of achieving and maintaining world-class clinical and patient-centered outcomes.

The CMO will be responsible for the hospital’s clinical quality, performance improvement, patient safety and patient experience initiatives, patient management and throughput, clinical program development, regulatory affairs, and medical staff relations, in addition to providing support for medical staff affairs and graduate medical education affairs. The CMO will also serve as the hospital’s primary liaison with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The ideal candidate will possess a unique combination of skills and abilities to successfully manage a complex set of responsibilities in an academic health system setting, including: a demonstrated record of accomplishment with, and commitment to, leading clinical quality and patient safety initiatives; knowledge of quality and safety process improvement and related legal and accreditation issues; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with clinical chiefs, chairs and medical staff across hospitals and clinics; financial acumen and provision of care matters related to alternative payment models; experience managing operational growth and capacity issues; clinical program growth and development; capacity to effectively and diplomatically lead change management; a collaborative and collegial leadership style that inspires trust; a deep commitment to the mission, vision and values of the organization; and a tireless advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion.

A minimum of seven years of clinical experience as a practicing physician with a stellar record, as well as clear demonstration of increasing healthcare leadership experience within a complex environment is preferred. All candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, board certification, and be eligible for licensure in California. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment to an appropriate UCLA faculty series.

Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience, any prior administrative roles held and their accomplishments within those roles, a statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and any other materials that they deem relevant to:

Robert Cherry, MD (Search Chair)
c/o Caitlin Hargadon, Executive Search Consultant
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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